Nicasa’s youth substance abuse and behavioral health services provide a variety of programs that capitalize on individual strengths and skill-building to give today’s youth the tools they need to succeed and develop healthy lifestyles. Whether he or she needs a little guidance to avoid risky behaviors, life-skills to make good decisions and take responsibility, or more in-depth treatment for substance abuse issues, Nicasa has the experience to meet the needs of today’s youth. These services include education, life skills, early intervention, and outpatient and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment. Components of these programs may include or address:
• anger management
• risks of drug/alcohol use
• relapse prevention
• positive alternative activities
Youth services are provided at Nicasa’s Round Lake, Waukegan, Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, and Zion offices. See Contact Us for office hours and addresses.
Youth services are provided with funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services, United Way of Lake County, townships, community organizations, individual donors, and fundraising events.
Nicasa offers a sliding scale of fees based on family income. For current fees and information regarding applying for reduced fees, please contact us.
Teen Court is an alternative to the traditional justice system for first time youth offenders ages 10 – 18 where youth are sentenced by a group of peers. The program is based on balanced and restorative justice. Successful completion prevents the youth from having a court record for the offense. Read More
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